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Death of South Korea ferry boss confirmed

South Korean police has said that a body found last month in the south of the country belonged to a fugitive businessman who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people.

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Civilian diver died at hospital after 'losing consciousness'

A man stands in front of an altar dedicated to the missing and dead passengers on board the capsized Sewol ferry. Credit: Reuters\Kim Kyung-Hoon

A civilian involved in the search for dozens of missing people from a South Korean ferry disaster has died, after falling unconscious during a dive. He later died in hospital, authorities said.

According to other task force team officials, the 53-year-old diver was pulled to the surface by fellow divers after losing communication spokesman Ko Myung-seok said.

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